Sept. 21, 2012
-- Vidant Chowan Hospital Wellness and Chowan Hospital Foundation in partnership with Dr. Cris Reynolds with Vidant Urology – Edenton, recently held prostate screenings at the American Legion Post 40 in Edenton. Several men throughout the area took advantage of this important screening. Another one will be held in Perquimans County on Thursday, September 27th at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Additional free screenings offered include, blood pressure, total cholesterol and glucose level. Stroke screenings will also be available for both men and women.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. It usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland. While some grow slowly and may need minimal to no treatment, other types can be aggressive and spread quickly.
The American Urological Association’
s current clinical recommendations support the use of Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA tests. The AUA believes that when interpreted appropriately, the PSA test provides important information in the diagnosis, pre-treatment staging or risk assessment and monitoring of prostate cancer. The AUA believes that men 40 years of age or older should be offered this valuable screening.
According to the American Cancer Society there are more than two million men in the United States who count themselves as prostate cancer survivors today.
Pre-registration is not necessary. New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church is located at 999 Pender Road in Hertford. For more information or directions, please call 252-482-6242.